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Cricket Yorkshire Podcast

Cricket Yorkshire Podcast

By Cricket Yorkshire
Enjoy recreational cricket and the grassroots game? The Cricket Yorkshire Podcast offers interviews, debate and exclusives from the world of club cricket and beyond here in Yorkshire.
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Speed guns, overseas players and cricket teas: Your questions answered
Over this 45-minute episode, John Fuller, Founder of, answers readers questions on anything to do with cricket. We have how speed guns work, sourcing overseas players, cricket teas and much more!
March 31, 2022
Inside Cricket Yorkshire and previewing the 2022 club cricket season
Asher Nutting interviews John Fuller, owner of and looks forward to the 2022 club cricket season in the UK. We discuss the impact of Covid, reasons for optimism, the demise of cricket teas and give a behind-the-scenes look to life running a grassroots cricket website.
March 09, 2022
Cricket club insurance that won't catch you out: Top tips from Aston Lark
Cricket club insurance is the focus this time as Colin Mico from Aston Lark offers his expertise on how clubs can get the best cover and what to watch out for. Plus, there's news of a £1,000 prize draw for all clubs (open until 29 April 2022).
January 07, 2022
Sue Mulholland and the therapy of cricket teas
Sue Mulholland has an incredible story to tell from her lifetime in cricket. Sue suffered a brain haemorrhage, nearly died and was left unable to speak or walk. Her subsequent recovery has been aided by baking and becoming renowned for exceptional cricket teas. It's a compelling listen if you get a chance. There's also a cricket teas article on
September 16, 2021
Colson Smith: Evolution at Castleford Cricket Club
Colson Smith is Director of Cricket for Castleford Cricket Club, juggling his passion for club cricket with his day job as an actor on TV in Coronation Street. Here, he discusses the evolution of 'Cas' to becoming champions in 2021 of Yorkshire Premier League North and being in the final at Headingley to decide Yorkshire's Champion Club. Article on Cricket Yorkshire:
September 15, 2021
Sixes under the stars: Day-night tape ball cricket in Yorkshire
I interview Zain Ul Abdin, Yorkshire Cricket Foundation's Community Development Officer (Bradford) during a day-night tape ball cricket tournament and how the YCF has partnered the Quaid e Azam Cricket League who have run this event for years.
August 31, 2021
Jane Pratt: Umpiring in Yorkshire's Cricket Leagues
Cricket umpire Jane Pratt discusses her officiating journey, lessons along the way and advice for anyone looking to begin themselves.
August 23, 2021
Nick Briggs: 2,000 wickets in village cricket
Bilton-in-Ainsty's off-spin bowler Nick Briggs has quite the story to tell. He now has more than 2,000 wickets in club cricket in a career that began in 1975 - and he has the record to prove it!
August 07, 2021
Captaining Wrenthorpe Ladies & Girls: Megan Hodkinson
Megan Hodkinson discusses how she got into cricket, her journey to Wrenthorpe and progress nationally for the club's Ladies and girls side.
July 05, 2021
Yusuf Karolia: My journey in cricket coaching
My guest is Yusuf Karolia who is a Level 3 coach and also an ECB Developer who trains and mentors cricket coaches. We also discuss his role with the National Asian Cricket Council (NACC) whose aim is to support and promote cricket within the South Asian cricketing community.
June 08, 2021
Life as a cricket umpire and recruiting the next generation
This episode is packed with stories and insight of life in the white coat from Jonathan Crabtree who officiates in the Yorkshire Cricket Southern Premier League and Yorkshire Premier League North. Joining us is Nick Boyes who works for the Yorkshire Cricket Board as Club & Community Development Manager for West Yorkshire.
June 08, 2021
Women's Big Cricket Month with Katie Stewart, Yorkshire Cricket Board
Women's Big Cricket Month, during June in 2021, champions women's and girls' cricket across England and Wales. Here, Katie Stewart from the Yorkshire Cricket Board discusses her role and what's happening in Yorkshire. To find out more, visit
June 08, 2021
Knocking mental health for six: Chris metcalf
Cricketer Chris Metcalf shares his candid story about struggling with mental health, the unexpected power of a cricket bat sticker and a new campaign in the Halifax Cricket League.
May 17, 2021
Payntr cricket shoes: Breaking the mould and Bodyline
An inspiring chat with Dave Paynter, Founder of Payntr Cricket, on how it all began, a family link to the famous Bodyline series and the evolution of their cricket shoes.
May 17, 2021
The Cricket Yorkshire Podcast is back...Covid and recreational cricket
A chat about a life-changing year or so due to coronavirus and its impact on recreational cricket in England - with hope for the future. For articles on grassroots cricket in Yorkshire, check out
May 15, 2021
Opening Up: Promoting mental health in cricket
A discussion with Opening Up Cricket founder Mark Boyns on their remit, current focus and programmes. It includes insight into their mental fitness sessions for club cricketers plus how much is mental health awareness in grassroots cricket changing?
December 16, 2019
The Hundred: Will it convert you?
The Hundred: 100 balls of innovation, excitement and a means to attract new audiences to the game or unnecessary abomination?
October 09, 2019
Dickie Bird: Home is where the heart is
Former Test cricket umpire Dickie Bird is ambassador for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF); a charity that helps those who are born with congenital heart disease in Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire. In this sponsored episode, we hear from Andy McNally on how CHSF helps and Dickie adds his thoughts and sparkling chuckle. You can also read the article here:
June 01, 2019
Can franchise cricket keep teens in the game for longer?
Phil Sharples and Kirstin Smith talk about the challenges for junior cricket and the impact of the ZWINGO Halifax Junior Cricket League's U19 T20.
August 09, 2018
Jabir Patel's four consecutive hundreds for Mount Cricket Club
Jabir Patel of Mount Cricket Club in the Halifax League is in the form of his life. He talks about a crazy month with scores of 152*, 180, 192* & 163 in his last four games. What's the secret?
August 08, 2018
All Stars Cricket offers Crossflatts a promising future
Coaches Lee Bailey and Mark Pennington discuss how All Stars Cricket has succeeded at Crossflatts Cricket Club.
August 03, 2018
Rohan Randhawa on Super 1s cricket
Super 1s is a national disability programme and Super 1's Disability Development Officer Rohan Randhawa explains how it's going in Yorkshire.
July 04, 2018
Martin Ivill on life as Yorkshire Over 60s captain
Playing county cricket when you're in your Sixties is no mean feat. Martin discusses his cricket career and why the fire in the belly remains undiminished.
June 29, 2018
John Moorhouse on his record-breaking 225 not out for Ouseburn
John Moorhouse, captain of Ouseburn 2nd XI in the Nidderdale League, re-lives his incredible double-hundred on a day when his side went from 6-4 to 272-9.
June 14, 2018
Cononley & Steeton: Two cricket leagues in a day by rail
A walk to Cononley Cricket Club in the Craven Cricket League then onto Steeton in the Aire Wharfe Cricket League. Cricket, trains, tweeting birds and a warm Bank Holiday.
June 07, 2018
Yorkshire CCC Chairman Steve Denison on the 100-ball competition
Yorkshire County Cricket Club Chairman Steve Denison offers his thoughts on the eight-team, 100-ball competition. Scheduling, threat to the County Championship and do we need to tear up the rules of cricket?
June 01, 2018
Ray Illingworth on Farsley and life in the Bradford League
Farsley Cricket Club President Ray Illingworth chats about the challenges with fielding the same XI, the financial realities when you pay cricketers and the changing priorities for players.
May 26, 2018
Katie Levick on leg-spin, breaking the county record and life as a frog in a blender
Yorkshire Women's Katie Levick is now the all-time lead wicket-taker in the Women's County Championship. Here, she discusses her mindset, unusual technique and inspiration in club cricket.
May 22, 2018
Glyn Pearson on umpiring challenges in club cricket
The ECB's Education Officer Glynn Pearson chats about the challenges facing umpire recruitment in the recreational game plus schools cricket and the ever-increasing demands on volunteers.
May 17, 2018
Captain Steve Bullen on MCCUs, his league ban & fresh start
Leeds Bradford MCCU captain Steve Bullen offers a robust defence of the MCCU scheme and discusses his county ambitions and league ban.
May 10, 2018
Nigel Martyn on life behind the stumps for Leeds Modernians CC
Former England goalkeeper Nigel Martyn chats about the appeal of wicketkeeping and finding a new home at Leeds Mods.
May 09, 2018
Blathers on cricket bat trends, Tom Kohler-Cadmore's design and facing Yorkshire Over 50s
B3 Cricket's MD Michael Blatherwick chats about how cricket bat design is evolving, what Yorkshire CCC opener Tom Kohler-Cadmore likes and pitting his wits against Yorkshire Over 50s this summer.
April 28, 2018
Jamie Harrison on the Huddersfield Cricket League's tradition, technology and transfers
Media & Press Secretary Jamie Harrison chats about changes for 2018, why the league is happy to go it alone and the battle for umpire recruitment.
April 20, 2018
Alex Lees on a fresh start, self-belief and batting stance
Yorkshire CCC batsman Alex Lees is raring to go for 2018. He talks about technical tweaks over winter and tunnel-vision focus.
April 12, 2018
The Barnsley & District Cricket League at 125 not out
John Moralee from the Barnsley & District Cricket League discusses the history, impact and success of this South Yorkshire cricket institution.
April 07, 2018
Yorkshire League cricket and bats with B3 Cricket's Richard Blakeley
B3 Cricket's Richard Blakeley on his playing/coaching career in Yorkshire league cricket plus advice on cricket bats.
April 06, 2018
Jack Brooks on form, fitness and emptying the bars when he's batting
Yorkshire County Cricket Club seam bowler Jack Brooks had a tough 2017 with injury but is confident in body and mind ahead of the new season.
April 05, 2018
BME Development Centres give kids a chance at cricket
A chance to hear about the crucial work done at BME Development Centres in Yorkshire offering free coaching to young boys and girls.
March 30, 2018
Cricket scoring innovations with Steve Ward
Experienced scorer and ECB tutor Steve Ward discusses the latest software, Play-Cricket Scorer Pro, and changes for scorers in 2018.
March 23, 2018
Life as a league umpire with Jonathan Corcoran
Club cricket is set for significant change in 2018 with umpires able to send players off the field for poor conduct. Listen to Jonathan discuss life in the white umpire's coat.
March 22, 2018
Cricket in state schools & the role of the MCC Foundation
Reece Bird (MCC Foundation) discusses the charity's coaching Hubs that give 11-15 year olds in state schools a path to representative cricket.
March 17, 2018
Coach Paul Shaw on the art of captaincy
Former England Women's Coach Paul Shaw discusses how coaches and captains of any age and ability can enhance their skills for club cricket.
March 06, 2018
Pyrah: 'That' Catch and 2015 Benefit
Allrounder Richard Pyrah on 'that' catch that clinched the Championship and being awarded a 2015 benefit.
September 17, 2014
Time to Give Chucking the Elbow?
A discussion of unusual bowling actions in club, county and international cricket with Yorkshire County Cricket Club coach Tony Pickersgill.
July 16, 2014
Wilkinson: North Yorkshire Cricket
Once a promising spinner on Yorkshire's radar, Richard Wilkinson talks about own club cricket career and his role in cricket development in North Yorkshire.
July 04, 2014
Phil Dicks: Video Analysis in County Cricket
Yorkshire County Cricket Club analyst Phil Dicks talks about his role at Headingley using video and technology to track performance - and potentially add value for spectators in future.
July 03, 2014
Ben Walker: Chance to Shine; Schools Cricket and Yorkshire Tea National Cricket Week
At sunny Headingley during Yorkshire Tea National Cricket Week, Ben Walker from the cricket charity, Chance to Shine, discusses schools cricket and activities across the country.
June 10, 2014
England cricketer Lauren Winfield on schools cricket, Yorkshire and England
Yorkshire and England cricketer Lauren Winfield discusses his role with cricket charity, Chance to Shine, including her start in the game and Yorkshire and England in 2014.
June 09, 2014
Dan Hodgson: Fighting for the Gloves at Yorkshire
Yorkshire CCC wicketkeeper-batsman Dan Hodgson talks about his loan move to Derbyshire; early-season form and fighting for a first-team slot at Yorkshire.
May 19, 2014
Ryan Sidebottom Talks Role Models and Staying On Top of His Game
Yorkshire County Cricket Club bowler Ryan Sidebottom talks candidly about influnces on his career; his philosophy for coaching and plans to stay in the game.
May 16, 2014
Chris Kippax: Growing Willow to Making Monster Bats
Batmaker Chris Kippax discusses the family business still going strong in their Methley factory from growing willow to making bats.
May 07, 2014
Yorkshire Post's Chris Waters on Hedley Verity's 10 for 10
Yorkshire Post cricket correspondent and author Chris Waters discusses his new book relating the incredible feat that was Hedley Verity's all ten wickets in an innings for Yorkshire.
May 02, 2014
Raven Cricket on batmaking and launching a cricket bat range
Carl Marsden chats to Cricket Yorkshire about all aspects of his own cricket bats from design to manufacture to pricing and performance.
May 01, 2014
Kane Williamson on county cricket and Scarborough crowd
New Zealand international and Yorkshire County Cricket Club overseas player for 2014, Kane Williamson looks forward to the county season.
April 10, 2014
Jack Brooks: Speed, Technique and Bowling at Bradman
Yorkshire County Cricket Club 's Jack Brooks talks about his development as a quick bowler and who he'd like a crack at bowling to from history.
April 10, 2014